Model: Synology DS218Play


Synology DiskStation DS218play is a feature rich, two-bay tower equipped with a 64-bit quad-core processor.
Featuring powerful multimedia processing capabilities, DS218play supports real-time transcoding of 4K Ultra HD source content,
and is perfect for multimedia streaming and file sharing for home users. Synology DS218play is backed by Synology’s 2-year limited warranty.

4K Ultra HD Entertainment Center
Synology DS218play is a multimedia-optimized 2-bay network attached storage solution equipped with a 64-bit quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and 1 GB RAM,
delivering sequential reading throughput at over 112 MB/s and writing throughput at over 112 MB/s under RAID 1 configuration.
An encrypted sequential data transmission at over 112 MB/s reading and 112 MB/s writing1.
DS218play further supports real-time 4K Ultra HD (4096 x 2160) video transcoding of up to 10bit H.265 (HEVC) content2.

Personal Multimedia Library
DS218play helps you easily manage your multimedia content and share them across Windows, Mac®, and Linux® platforms.
With Video Station, you can easily organize and sort your personal digital video library with comprehensive media information and watch 4K Ultra HD movies and films. 
Photo Station allows you to effortlessly organize photos into customized categories, smart albums and blog posts, and link them to social networking websites within a few clicks. 
Audio Station comes with Internet radio and lossless audio format support, and is capable of music playback via DLNA or AirPlay-compliant devices.

Cross-Platform File Sharing and Data Synchronization
Synology DS218play supports comprehensive network protocols, ensuring a seamless file sharing experience across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux® platforms. 
Windows AD and LDAP integration allow DS218play to fit quickly and effortlessly into any existing network environment without the necessity to recreate user accounts. 
Cloud Sync keeps your Dropbox, Google™ Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Baidu and Box storages in sync with your personal DiskStation at home.
The Cloud Station Suite allows you to sync files among multiple devices — Windows PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android™ tablets/ phones — effortlessly keeping everything up-to-date.
DS218play combines seamless file sharing capability with hardened security, even over the internet with HTTPS, built-in firewall, and multiple IP and account intrusion auto-blocking mechanisms.

Easy Backup Solutions
With block-level incremental backup and cross-version deduplication,
Synology Hyper Backup provides multi-version backup with optimized storage utilization and allows data backup to multiple destinations–local shared folders,
external hard drives, network shared folders, rsync servers, and public cloud services.

Anywhere/Anytime Availability
Synology provides mobile applications that allow you to enjoy your multimedia library even when on the go.
Available on iOS, Android™ and Windows Phone® platforms, DS photoDS audioDS video,
and DS file enable access to your Synology NAS through Photo Station, Audio Station, Video Station, and File Station.
What’s more, you can use DS get to remotely manage and monitor download tasks on Download Station.

QuickConnect allows you to connect via a simple customizable address so that you can instantly access media and work files on any Windows/Mac/Linux computer, laptop, or mobile device.

Energy Efficient with Cool and Quiet Design
Synology DS218play is designed with energy efficiency in mind. Compared with its average PC counterpart,
Synology DS218play consumes relatively little power at 16.79 watts when accessed and 5.16 watts when hard drive hibernation is enabled.
The scheduled power on/off feature further reduces power consumption and long term operation costs.



  • CPU Model: Realtek RTD1296
  • CPU Architecture: 64-bit
  • CPU Frequency: 4-core 1.4 GHz
  • Hardware Encryption Engine:
  • Hardware Transcoding Engine: 10-bit H.265 (HEVC), MPEG-4 Part 2, MPEG-2, VC-1; maximum resolution: 4K (4096 x 2160); maximum frame rate per second (FPS): 60


  • System Memory: 1 GB DDR4 non-ECC


  • Drive Bays: 2
  • Compatible Drive Type  
    • 3.5" SATA HDD
    • 2.5" SATA HDD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
    • 2.5" SATA SSD (with optional 2.5" Disk Holder)
  • Maximum Internal Raw Capacity: 32 TB (16 TB drive x 2) (Capacity may vary by RAID types)
  • Maximum Single Volume Size*: 108 TB

External Ports

  • RJ-45 1GbE LAN Port: 1
  • USB 3.0 Port: 2
  • File System
  • Internal Drives: EXT4
  • External Drives:     
    • EXT4
    • EXT3
    • FAT
    • NTFS
    • HFS+
    • exFAT*


  • Size (Height x Width x Depth): 165 mm x 100 mm x 225.5 mm
  • Weight: 0.87 kg


  • System Fan: 92 mm x 92 mm x 1 pcs
  • Fan Speed Mode:     
    • Full-Speed Mode
    • Cool Mode
    • Quiet Mode
  • Brightness Adjustable Front LED Indicators:
  • Power Recovery:
  • Noise Level    19.9 dB(A)

Scheduled Power On / Off:

  • Wake on LAN / WAN:
  • Power Supply Unit / Adapter: 60 W
  • AC Input Power Voltage: 100 V to 240 V AC
  • Power Frequency: 50/60 Hz, Single Phase
  • Power Consumption*:
    • 16.79 W (Access)
    • 5.16 W (HDD Hibernation)
  • British Thermal Unit:
    • 57.29 BTU/hr (Access)
    • 17.61 BTU/hr (HDD Hibernation)


  • Operating Temperature: 5°C to 40°C (40°F to 104°F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C to 60°C (-5°F to 140°F)
  • Relative Humidity: 5% to 95% RH
  • Certification: 
    • EAC
    • CCC
    • RCM
    • KC
    • FCC
    • CE
    • BSMI


  • RoHS Compliant

Packaging Content

  • Main Unit X 1
  • Accessory Pack X 1
  • AC Power Adapter X 1
  • AC Power Cord X 1
  • RJ-45 LAN Cable X 1
  • Quick Installation Guide X 1
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Barcode EAN 4711174722884
Product Type NAS
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